Chester is located close to the center of Virginia. Chester is part of Chesterfield County. Chester has 13.16 square miles of land area and 0.12 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Chester population is 21,355, which has grown 19.37% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 15.63% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Chester median household income is $60,570 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 13.92% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 38.81% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Chester median house value is $204,900 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 67.68% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 94.18% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Chester is much better than the state average in quality. The Chester area code is 804.